Aktion Club Informational Meeting

Rock Island, IL – At The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, we believe that meaningful community life begins with service to others. The Rock Island Kiwanis, a long-standing service organization dedicated to strengthening communities, has teamed up with The Arc to establish an Aktion Club. The Aktion Club is for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and will provide leadership opportunities through service projects that contribute to the well-being of the community. The Rock Island Kiwanis will serve as the club’s sponsor supporting the club to develop initiatives to serve others and The Arc will be hosting club activities.

Adults with disabilities and their families are invited to learn more about the Aktion Club at an informational meeting:


Aktion Club Informational Meeting:

Thursday, February 1st

5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Arc Administration Building

4016 9th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201

Make a reservation at 309-786-6474 or

The Aktion Club Informational Meeting is free and open to adults with disabilities and their families.


Strategic Vision (FY17 – FY20)

The Arc of the Quad Cities Area’s Board of Directors laid out a long-term strategic vision that answers the question, “Where do we want to see The Arc in three years?” The strategic vision outlined below will guide decision-making and resource allocation over the next three years. 


In three years The Arc of the Quad Cities Area will be recognized as the leading provider of community-based services in the Quad Cities Area.


New and innovative services will be developed that are based on the needs, preferences, and desires of the people served.


The Arc of the Quad Cities Area’s brand in the community will be synonymous with advocacy for people with disabilities, quality services, financial strength, and viability.


We will be recognized and utilized in the business community as a workforce partner and provider of business solutions.


Throughout the area, The Arc will be known as the destination of choice for direct support professionals and talented support staff.

Mission Statement

The Arc's Mission Statement


To Kathleen, who was honored at The Arc of Illinois Conference as the Quality Intellectual Disabilities Professional of the year. It is a pleasure to work with Kathleen and all the professionals in order to create quality, innovative services for individuals with disabilities. Thank you, Kathleen, for your commitment to making the Quad Cities a community that embraces inclusion for all.

Michael Glanz presents award to Kathleen Anderson at The Arc of Illinois Conference


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